Karonga Campaign: Chakwera Gets Crowds Acknowledgement
The Malawi Congress Party President who is also the torch bearer for the nine political parties under the Tonse Alliance-Dr. Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday took his campaign trail to the lakeshore district of Karonga to canvass votes for the presidential election slated for June 23.
After whistle-stop rallies at Lufita and Wiliro, Chakwera held his main campaign rally at Karonga community ground where he said time had come for Malawians to be saved from the DPP “wilderness and enter into Canaan” by voting into office his partnership with Chilima.
“Malawi as country has failed to register meaningful development in terms of eradicating abject poverty and revamping farming through affordable farm inputs such as fertilizer and reopening irrigation schemes. That is why we are saying that we will reduce the price of fertilizer to K4, 495 so that everyone should be able to buy to spur our agro based economy,” Chakwera said.
Chakwera said his partnership with UTM leader Saulos Chilima shall help ensure that in Karonga, rice farmers will be helped to be able to process and package their produce as value addition so they earn more from the sweat and that their lives improve.
“Tonse Alliance was formed mutually to bring down the DPP government which has failed to develop the country due to nepotism, regionalism, corruption and tribalism. Our government will be inclusive so that every Malawian should be in the process of rebuilding new Malawi,” he said.
Chakwera has since asked Karonga residents to vote for the Alliance if the creation of 1-million jobs to the youth is to be realized to reduce the high employment rate which he said injured many youth on Tuesday during the Ministry of Health walk in interviews in some parts of the country.
On his turn, Freedom Party (FP) Khumbo Kachali told the gathering that if the northern region is to transform, the answer is to vote for the Tonse Alliance into power, saying its leaders are committed to bringing back the country’s lost glory.
Taking his turn, Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) chairperson for the Presidential Council Frank Mwenifumbo assured Chakwera of amassing thousands of votes in the district, saying the large gathering of the Ngonde people at the ground shows their unwavering love for the Alliance.
Also present at the rally were the vice President of Peoples Party (PP) Ralph Mhoni, MCPs second vice President for the North Harry Mkandawire, Commander In-Chief of People Power Movement Timothy Mtambo, UTM party regional fundraising chairperson Leonard Kiyombo and regional governor for MCP Walusako Munde.
Written by Jordan Simeon-Phiri-MEC Stringer